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Happy February -- here's your line-up of month-long observances and ways to celebrate with music, movies and games

Posted by Eric Brightwell, January 30, 2013 06:27pm | Post a Comment

IT'S FEBRUARY

 

Gloomy Day 1565 Artist: Pieter Bruegel (1525?-1569)
Gloomy Day 1565 by Pieter Bruegel, the Elder

As with all of the months of the year, even short February is packed with its share month-long observances. There are well-known observances, obscure ones and frankly some ridiculous ones whose very existence annoys me. If you live somewhere with a temperate climate in the Northern Hemisphere then by now you might be well over winter and in need of some levity. If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, of course, it's summer and you're hopefully outside getting stink blown off. If you’re staying indoors, here’s a list of February’s month long observances and some of my favorite films relevant to the subject. What are yours?

 

AMD/ Low Vision Awareness Month

There are quite a few TV series and films where blindness has been a plot point. I bet that there are dozens, perhaps hundreds of other good films to enjoy in February but here are a my recommendations: the Zatoichi (???) series, Wait until dark, The Color of paradise (??? ??), and See no evil (aka Blind terror).

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